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WEEKEND EVENTS: Hawks Basketball and Urban Gardening

WEEKEND EVENTS: Hawks Basketball and Urban Gardening

ATLANTA – There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

Wind down at Fernbank’s Martinis and IMAX event on Friday, April 22. This weekly event usually draws a healthy sized crowd. Most cocktails are about $8 each and tickets to each actual IMAX movie are about $12. Come join Atlanta’s cosmopolitan crowd at this event.

Swim with the Georgia Aquarium’s resident whale shark on Friday, April 22 at 4:30 p.m. Guests will be able to swim at the surface, with an air supply. The aquarium will provide a mask, air, booties and a wetsuit. All of this comes with a $224.95 price tag, talk about a nice Earth Day gift.

Arguably the best center in the NBA, the Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard journeys home to Atlanta for game three of the NBA Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.

Atlanta Home Show going on now at Cobb Galleria

Atlanta Home Show going on now at Cobb Galleria

Cobb County, GA--  I love finding new ways to clean and decorate my humble abode.  This weekend, I’m looking so forward (probably more than my fiancé) to attending the 2011 Atlanta Home Show at Cobb Galleria Center.  Each year I go, I see firsthand some of the latest, greatest home decorating trends.  And who doesn’t need new home decorating ideas (I do!).

Did I mention the cool tools and gadgets that are demonstrated at the show?  If you can make my life easier by giving me a tool that will clean better and faster…sign me up.  One year when a new floor mop came on the market and I didn’t believe it worked when I saw it on TV, well guess what?  It was being demo’d at the Show.  One of my BFFs and I got a great two-for-one deal on the floor mop.  You can’t beat that.

If you haven’t been to the Atlanta Home Show, you don’t know what you’re missing.  Pack up the kids, your BFFs, the boyfriend or

Atlanta Home Show returns this weekend

Atlanta Home Show returns this weekend

ATLANTA -- Friday, Apr. 1 is opening day of the Spring 2011 Atlanta Home Show.

When the doors of the Cobb Galleria Centre (2 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, 30339) open at 10 a.m., guests will be treated to exhibits from over 350 of the area's top home improvement companies, including APCOR, the Portuguese Cork Association.

Joe Washington, a former WXIA-TV sports anchor who now hosts "Ground Breakers" on HGTV, will speak at 2 p.m. on Friday and at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Apr. 3.

Clifford the Big Red Dog will also be in attendance on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the American Family Insurance booth.

The show will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Apr.

Georgia farmers recognized for feeding local students

Georgia farmers recognized for feeding local students

ATLANTA -- According to some studies, one in three Georgia children are obese.

Now, local farmers have teamed up with a number of school districts to help fight this battle and encourage healthy eating among the next generation.

On Wednesday, Mar. 30, members of Georgia's Farm to School program will be recognized at the Capitol for this special partnership that benefits so many people.

The national Farm to School program connects schools with local farms in order to ensure that healthy meals are served in school cafeterias and farms receive the support they need and deserve.

Currently, there are 360 Georgia schools and six full systems integrating farm to school programs.

Students and farmers alike will be at the Capitol on Mar. 30 from 12 noon until 1 p.m.

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Marietta Square Farmers Market returns in April

Marietta Square Farmers Market returns in April

MARIETTA, Ga. -- The 2011 Marietta Square Farmers Market begins on Saturday, Apr. 2.

The market will take place along North Park Square in Marietta Square. It is held every Saturday, rain or shine, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon through Nov. 19.

According to market director Johnny Fulmer, more than 60 vendors will participate in the 2011 market, which features items that are grown, made or produced right here in Georgia.

In order to accommodate the market, North Park Square and a portion of Mill Street will be closed from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

For more information on the Marietta Square Farmers Market, call 770-499-9393.

2010 Atlanta Home Show Offers the Latest Products, Innovations

ATLANTA, GA -- The 27th annual Fall Atlanta Home Show will bring ideas, innovations and experts in the home improvement and remodeling industries to Atlanta's Cobb Galleria Centre (2 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, 30339) from Sept. 24 to 26.

The show will feature exhibits from over 300 local home improvement companies, as well as seminars on a variety of topics. Guest speakers and hands-on demonstrations will provide attendees with tips and advice on home remodeling and repair, gardening and landscaping, energy savings, cooking, decorating, outdoor living and more.